San Diego Miramar College
San Diego, CA, USA

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San Diego Miramar College
2.76 Average Rating

Catherine from Poway, CA

a past student here
4 people found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
miramar college has fantastic teachers and staff. the new campus, which is still in progress, is convenient with most classes in the same building. also the classes are not packed.
Tips for prospective students
with the parking structure still under construction, either find parking early or skip out on the parking pass and park at the home depot clsoe by and walk to the camp which takes about 5 minutes.
Academic Rigor
the classes are tough like any college class but since it is a community college, teachers are aware of students other lives outside of school which makes the work not as bountiful, but just as academically challenging as any 4 year university.
Dorm Life
there are no dorms on campus.
Food and Dining
there is a cafeteria and some vending machines. the cafeteria's food is basically any snack you can get at a drug store plus some prepared meals. if i were to recommend someone somewhere to get food, i would go outside of campus and go to the surrounding restaurants near by such as rubio's, panera bread, and pick up stix.
What to do for fun
there is a movie theatre, barnes and noble, ross, bath and body works nearby, and also reastaurants. those would be handy on a day where you have several hours between two classes because they are within a 5 minutes walking distance. on campus there is of course a library to study but i recommend joining a club on campus or taking an honors course which adds work load but is fun with the groups you form for your projects.
Bang for the buck
credits are expensive but way cheaper than universities. universities get to hundreds of dollars a credit where this college is at about $47 per credit.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
twice a year there is the spring and fall festival which clubs promote themselves. it's very fun if you are in a club.
Great for these types of students
those who want academic rigor and working with small groups of people. and people who want teachers who are always available and make class interesting.
Clubs and Activities
food and culture club rocks. the club goes to different exotic food restaurants and tries new cuisines together.
Greek Life
there is only phi theta kappa that is offered but it is not a fraternity.
Campus Safety
there is a station where police are located and can be reached easily by the new parking structure but always make sure to keep the campus police number in your phone in case you are there during night classes, just for safety.
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Valarie from Poway, CA

a current student here
3 people found this review useful
Categories Comments
Am learning a lot
All of my professors I have had so far are pretty amazing at what they do.
Am enjoying being here
I am glad a picked a school in San Diego. You can't beat the weather and I'm not spending a too much money on great quality learning.
Tips for prospective students
There's a lot of construction going on which makes the campus less appealing.
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Amanda from San Diego, CA

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
San Diego Miramar College is a culturally diverse campus. It has all resources needed to succeed. It has amazing professors, faculty, and adminstration to guide you with your academic career.
Tips for prospective students
Make sure to always study for your exams and tests. Ask questions if you need to. Always try your best, and never give up, even when it seems impossible to get things done. Make sure to stay organized, and use your classmates and peers as support for help and study sessions. Manage your time wisely, stay focused on your goals and you will succeed. Good Luck!
Academic Rigor
Academically, Miramar is lighter, yet challenging. Depending on your class, you will find work is never light. With every class you need to put a good effort and try your best to get all assignments and assessments done. Most use blackboard to help you get handouts, or important papers needed for the course. Use your resources, and you will do great.
Food and Dining
The cafeteria is a life-saver when you need a quick snack between classes. There is even a coffee-bar that has computers just in case you need to get some homework done.
What to do for fun
Miramar College occasionally has campus events that benefit all students. They introduce clubs on campus, companies advertise their products, or universities visit to recruit students. These resources are great to get to know your school better, to experience new things, and broaden your knowledge of what is available to you.
Bang for the buck
San Diego Miramar College is apart of the San Diego Community College District, and out of all three community colleges in this district, Miramar is the best. It has a beautiful campus with new buildings, great professors, and lots of diversity with the people that attend. The tuition is state regulated so it is the same at every junior college in CA, and it is good for the education you recieve. Find out if you can recieve any resources available to you like Financial Aid, EOPS, BOG, etc. Any student would be lucky to attend Miramar College.
Campus Safety
Campus is safe, and always has campus police around to protect the school.
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Lucia from San Diego, CA

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
Miramar College have proven to be one of the best colleges in San Diego. The building, campus and class are comfortable and a good environment to learn.
Tips for prospective students
The campus, classrooms, lab and buildings are one of the bet you can find in San Diego. It is suitable for student who want to pursue any major.
Academic Rigor
for academic standing Miramar college is among the best in San Diego with competent professors and enough access to learning equipment.
Food and Dining
The college has two cafeteria, each serve healthy food, and any food of your choice for very low prices. The employees are well behaved and they understand the urgency of the student.
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Jacob from San Diego, CA

accepted here and planning to attend soon
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
The first time was on campus i got a little lost because of all the construction to make the school even bigger and better. But i found where i needed to go because they have an awesome library terminal that is all touch screen that can give you a variety of info, in my case a interactive map. so high techy looking good kinda school so far.
Tips for prospective students
Sign up early because like every college they are getting full sooner that later.
Academic Rigor
very helpful staff that is informative and willing to do just about anything for you.
Dorm Life
no dorms
Food and Dining
amazing
What to do for fun
when i was there for a meeting they were having a costume contest for Halloween, and i know what your thinking, probably a bunch of inappropriate girls dressing up, but it wasn't it was a bunch of funny costumes and what not, and they had food stands looked like high school all over again, so a definite plus plus.
Bang for the buck
cheap, and good.
Great for these types of students
any type, if you wanna be active you can participate in any of the events, and if you wanna just sit in the library all day and study then that's cool too, whatever you like they got it, in terms of school of course.
Clubs and Activities
i haven't checked but there are probably a bunch of clubs because of all the events that go on.
Greek Life
haven't checked on anything Greek.... i'll check if need be.
Campus Safety
fences around all the construction sites and there own police building, so security is pretty tight i bet.
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Andrea from San Marcos, CA

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
This is a great school in preparation for transfer to a UC program. The professors are challenging and serious about giving you a quality education which will compete with the Major Universities. I have enjoyed my experience thus far and will be attending the next semester.
Tips for prospective students
Be prepared! This is a real college experience and get your life in order to allow you to focus on homework. If you are going to sign up, get all you can from it.
Academic Rigor
The Bio department is fast paced and you are expected to know the information.
Food and Dining
Great! The campus has a small cafe but right down the street is the Mall with everything you could want from Rubios, Bucca, Pat Oscers a Pannera with in walking distance.
What to do for fun
The Movie theater is with in walking distance.
Bang for the buck
If you are transfering to a UC or getting a Tradeschool degree you can not make a better choice that a community college. You take the same classes as a freshman and sophamore yet you pay a fraction of the price. If you are not sure of a major this is also a great place to try things on for fit.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
The center courtyard light patterns match the original Miramar flight paths.
Great for these types of students
This is a great campus for commuters of all ages.
Clubs and Activities
We have several diffrent clubs such as,Student Veteran Organization,Science Club,San Diego Miramar College Paralegal Group,Miramar USTA CLub,Food & Culture Club,Filipino American Student Association,EOPS CLub,Asian American Student Association and many more.
Greek Life
Phi Theta Kappa
Campus Safety
We have great campus safety with our police department building right on campus.
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Elisabeth from San Diego, CA

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
miramar college is a wonderful school for the busy individual. the class options and support is superb. whether you are student straight out of highschool or a returning student like me, you will benefit from attending miramar college.
Tips for prospective students
sign up for classes as early as possible and read everything you possibly can.
Academic Rigor
the academic rigor is standard among community colleges.
Dorm Life
i live off campus as do most students.
Food and Dining
there are many eateries in this area of town.
What to do for fun
san diego is full of opportuunities to have fun. the beach is in one direction in the summer and the mountains are in the other direction for winter snow boarding.
Bang for the buck
i find miramar college to be a great value.
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